What do you call a person who is more than a friend?
Two phrases are used: cater-cousin. and. bosom-friend.
Basically, when you understand each other like friends and do things like a real couple BUT you're not in a committed relationship with each other and you often ask yourself, “what are we”. Well this frustrating, undefined scenario is called a situationship.
According to psychologist Dr. Sabrina Romanoff, people are in a situationship when they “act as though they are dating but do not commit to each other.” The main draw is that situationships "allow people to experience the benefits of both a relationship and being single.”
Friends with benefits
Perhaps the better term here is “acquaintance”? You may call this person over to watch some TV and hang out for a bit, but you both know where the night's heading. It's basically a mutual contract for no-strings sex.
A platonic relationship is one in which two people share a close bond but do not have a sexual relationship. They may even feel love for each other, referred to as platonic love. This concept originates in the ideas of the ancient philosopher Plato, from whose name the term is derived.
There are many different types of relationships. This section focuses on four types of relationships: Family relationships, Friendships, Acquaintanceships and Romantic relationships.
- Essential friends. ...
- Collaborators. ...
- Associates. ...
- Mentors and mentees.
Last but certainly not the least, the highest level of friendship anyone can achieve is intimate or deep friendship (Spencer & Pahl, 2006). Having a deep friendship with someone means you're best friends, usually for the rest of your lives.
This goes down without much argument that family is more important than friendship. The family should come first and friends later. The family and friends will give you the emotional support that you need when you need it. They are always there for you throughout the ups and down of life.
Noun. semifriend (plural semifriends) A friendly acquaintance; a person with whom one has cordial relations but who is not truly a friend quotations ▼